My 6 year old DD has gotten in trouble several times at school in the last few weeks, nothing in our home life has changed and yet she suddenly seems to keep getting into trouble. Last week she had a dry erase marker and wrote on one of her teacher's posters - luckily it was a laminate poster and the marker wiped right off and she confessed to her teacher. Yesterday she came home and told me someone was trying to get her in trouble by taking a friend's Nintendo DS and putting it in her back pack. I knew it sounded sketchy but my DD has no history of stealing or lying like that. Today the principal called me and my DD had confessed that it was her who tried to steal it - twice! The substitute teacher found it in her backpack once in the middle of the day and then again at the end of the day when the other student noticed it missing again. The principal took away some of her school privileges and said that was all he was doing at this time because she did confess and other than these two incidents she has always been a very well behaved and respectful student. She told me she wrote on the poster because she was bored, and told me she tried to steal the DS because she wants one really bad even though her father told her she can't have one because she is always losing her toys and until she learns not to lose things she isn't getting a DS. When she got home from school I explained her punishment to her (no TV or computer for a week and she would only be allowed outside to ride her bike for an hour with either me or her father there to make sure she doesn't play with the neighborhood kids) and since she doesn't like the punishment she informed me she isn't accepting that and started whining and tried telling me she wasn't do this or that and so on. Needless to say her punishment is now for two weeks, and she won't be going outside. However I was wondering if anyone else has anymore ideas or a better punishment than simply taking away things.
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